Ta'am Ha'Ona

Ta'am Ha'Ona, or "Essence of the Season," is our Family programming geared towards holiday events and is open to the community.

Learn a little bit more about the Jewish holidays

Upcoming Events 

Tu B'Shevat Book Swap - February 2015

Throughout the entire month of February, celebrate Tu B'Shevat at the JCC with a book-swapping shelf! Recycle and update your bookshelf without spending any money or harming any trees. Our Book Swap Shelf will be located in the JCC hallways. Take whatever you like, and leave some books of your own for others to enjoy. With both general and juvenile content, it's great for the whole family!

Tu B'Shevat, celebrated this year on February 4, is commonly referred to as the birthday of trees. The holiday provides us with the opportunity to reflect on the environment and celebrate Judaism's emphasis on respecting the earth.

For more information, contact Rachel Rustin, Director of Jewish Journeys, at 210-302-6969.

Celebrate Purim - Sunday, March 1 | 2-4pm
This fun event, which will be held at Markey Park at the J, will feature games, food, and outdoor activities. Author Tracy Newman will be on site to read from her book, Shabbat is Coming!. There will be hamantaschen, crafts and activities, a book sale, and more.

Feel free to bring new items for dogs, and gently used or new books. Items will be donated to charity.

Free and open to the community - costumes (and dogs) encouraged!

First Night Seder - Friday, April 3 | 6pm
Open to the entire Jewish community. Don’t worry about preparing a Seder! Head to the J and we’ll do the work for you. Feel free to reserve a single seat, a table for ten, or anything in between. Ceremonial Manischewitz and grape juice provided; feel free to bring a bottle of kosher for Passover wine. Vegetarian entrée option available with advanced request.

Registration will close when the seat limit has been reached. Seating preferences will be considered, but not guaranteed. Due to space limitations, RSVPs are required. RSVP by calling 210-302-6827 or onlinePlease provide your own high chair or booster seat.

$19 ages 12+ / $10 ages 6 to 11 / Ages 5 and younger are free

Kosher for Passover Dinner - Wednesday, April 8 | 6pm
Maybe you are running out of matzah, or fresh out of creative Passover recipes. Whatever your reason, make a reservation for the inaugural JCC Kosher for Passover Dinner! Perfect for a party of one or everyone on the block, this relaxed dinner is just what you need before Passover comes to an end.

Registration will close when the seat limit has been reached. Due to space limitations, RSVPs are required. RSVP by calling 210-302-6828 or onlinePlease provide your own high chair or booster seat.

Tentatively on the Menu:

  • Matzah Lasagna
  • Fresh Salad and Dressings
  • Sweet Carrots
  • Cake
  • Fruit
  • Beverages

$15 ages 12+ / $10 ages 6 to 11 / Free ages 5 and younger

Hands on Israel - April 2015
In conjunction with the JCC's Week of Israel Celebration in late April, this event will feature music, Israeli foods, and crafts. Fun for all ages! Check back soon for more info.

For more information or to volunteer at one of these events, contact Aliyah Kuchinsky at 210-302-6827.